Project Outputs

The main exploitable results/outputs of the #ask project include:

  1. a Stakeholder map with Twitter handles of policymakers & political organizations and young people & organizations in Europe. All of them are followed by the five pilots’ Twitter accounts (i.e. @ASK_youth_GR, @ASK_youth_BG, @ASK_youth_UK, @ASK_youth_FR, @ASK_youth_EU)
  2. More than 3800 Twitter discussions on ten popular topics: Sexual Orientation & Gender equality, Economic crisis, NEETs, Migration, Environment, Terrorism, Education & employment, EU (dis)integration, Democracy & human rights, Health. The Twitter discussions include graphical content and engaging messages created by the pilots of the project involving Twitter handles of policymakers and young people that have been identified by the pilots of the project. The discussions can be accessed through the five pilots’ Twitter accounts (i.e. @ASK_youth_GR@ASK_youth_BG@ASK_youth_UK@ASK_youth_FR@ASK_youth_EU).
  3. Lessons learned and Recommendations for policymakers on how to better engage youth. This is an extended list of all lessons learned and recommendations provided by the pilots of the project while brokering Twitter discussions between policymakers and young people. The detailed list of lessons learned can be found in D7 – Lessons Log deliverable.
  4. The #ask Data Broker Framework, a methodology for identifying and matching Twitter users (youth and policymakers) based on their interests. Anyone with access to the internet and basic IT technologies can use the framework to identify, organise, analyse and match young people and policy makers active on Twitter. The framework is not tied to any particular country or region and so can be used to do all of the above in Europe and beyond, provided the focus is kept on the same target audience – Twitter users. The framework was designed with a high degree of replicability in mind to ensure the delivery of consistent results during the lifespan of the project and after, by pilots and all those who share #ask objectives, the main of which is to empower young people and foster their engagement in democratic life through e-participation. The #ask Data Broker Framework is described in detail in D3 – #ask Data Broker Framework Blueprint deliverable.
  5. The #ask Dashboard, an open-source software that allows users to keep track on what is being discussed on Twitter within the topics of interest, and to broker Twitter conversations between influencers from both young people and policymakers. A detailed description of the specifications of the #ask Dashboard can be found in D4 – Dashboard Specifications deliverable. During the project’s lifetime, each pilot used a separate instance of the #ask Dashboard: http://gr.ask-project.euhttp://bg.ask-project.euhttp://uk.ask-project.euhttp://fr.ask-project.euhttp://eu.ask-project.eu. The source code of the #ask Dashboard can be found on GitHub.
  6. The Online Data Broker Guide. This is an online toolkit helping any stakeholder use the #ask Data Broker framework and the #ask Dashboard to engage young people. It includes a guide for using the #ask Dashboard, case studies, impact evidence and FAQs. The Online Data Broker Guide is translated in four languages namely English, Greek, Bulgarian, and French. The online Data Broker Guide is also documented in D10 – Online Data Broker Guide deliverable

Other results/outputs of the project include:

  1. The Campaign Plans. The pilot is detailing the processes for selecting each pilot’s campaign scopes and topics, refining them into an operational and strategic process. It contains a separate campaign plan for each pilot of the project and also outlines instructions for scaling into pan-European brokered discussions. The Campaign Plans are detailed in D5 – Campaign Plans.
  2. The Evaluation Report. The Evaluation Report presents the implementation and evaluation results for the five pilots in the #ask project. The evaluation’s results aim to show the impact of the Twitter discussions brokered using the #ask Dashboard between policymakers and young people from the pilot countries. The report outlines the methodology used for the evaluation as well as the quantitative and qualitative analysis of the impact achieved. The evaluation results are documented in D8 – Evaluation Report.
  3. The Business Plan, a sustainability plan of the #ask project containing business cases, sustainability activities and strategies for the continued use of #ask’s exploitable results after the end of the project. The plan is desacribed in D9 – Business Plan.